Luminate Education Group

Funding and Compliance Officer (LUM562/878)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
Commencing at £26,250 with progression to £27,829 per annum.
27 Nov 2023
10 Dec 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

About the Role

The MIS Funding and Compliance Team is responsible for overseeing the integrity of funding data across Leeds City, Keighley and Harrogate Colleges.

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and dedicated team player to join us, based on-site at Park Lane Campus.

Working as part of the wider Management Information Services (MIS) function, the post holder will have an excellent eye for detail, will enjoy working with data and will be keen to learn and apply all aspects of funding and compliance.

What You Will Do

  • Support MIS managers in the accurate processing of data, in compliance with the funding rules.
  • Maintain an in-depth knowledge of all relevant funding rules and audit requirements, provide advice and guidance and train stakeholders accordingly.
  • Support internal and external audit assignments, in order to provide assurance on controls and compliance within the college in line with funding bodies’ methodologies.
  • Provide information, training and assistance as required to college staff on MIS, administrative, funding and audit procedures.
  • Undertake administrative duties relating to Additional Learning Support (ALS) to ensure compliance with the relevant funding rules.
  • Support campus-based school administration teams during main enrolment to resolve issues and provide advice and guidance where required.
  • Assist with the annual centralised archiving of student enrolment related documentation.

About You

  • Level 3 or above Administration qualification or equivalent (or substantial, relevant and demonstrable experience).
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of FE and HE funding methodologies, or demonstrable ability to quickly gain that understanding.
  • Ability to review and improve processes and procedures.
  • Ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision, and within a team, effectively managing workload and priorities, referring to senior management by exception.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with all levels of staff.
  • Experience of using student record systems and curriculum planning tools.
  • Results focused with the ability to work effectively under pressure and to strict deadlines, paying particular attention to detail.


There are plenty of benefits available to our staff members, here are just a few:

  • Annual leave entitlement - If you work full time, you'll get at least 27 days holiday plus bank holidays and up to 5 discretionary closure days at Christmas (pro rata for part time staff).
    • Support Staff 27 days (increasing to 32 days after 5 years service)
    • Academic 37 days
    • Senior Management 37 days
  • Generous Pension schemes
    • Teachers’ Pension Scheme 
    • Local Government Pension Scheme 
  • Memberships and discounts - employees can sign up to various membership cards and discount schemes such as TOTUM card (formerly NUS card). 
  • Travel and commuting - discounted travel available through Metro card, Northern Rail, First Bus, Arriva Bus and Cycle to work schemes.
  • Learning and development opportunities -  including staff development days
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Flexible and hybrid working opportunities - this will vary depending on role requirements

About Us

Leeds City College is one of the largest further education institutions in the country and is one of the biggest providers of apprenticeships regionally. 

We provide a vibrant and diverse learning environment, delivering excellent and innovative education which is supportive, inspiring and life changing. Leeds City College’s values put students first and are at the heart of everything the college does.

We are committed to lifelong learning and investing in our staff. You’ll have access to a broad variety of training and professional development designed to help you continually develop and grow. We offer a wide range of job vacancies, and our large size means there are always exciting opportunities to progress.

Join us on the journey to being the best that we can collectively be for our students, apprentices, staff and our stakeholders.


At Luminate Education Group we are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our students including children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow the Safer Recruitment requirements and best practice as set out within Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance. All successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory pre-employment checks which include an enhanced DBS check, online checks and must have two satisfactory references. Please be aware that it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children.


We recognise, value and champion diversity & Inclusion. As we engage with a diverse student population we want to ensure we reflect that in our staff population too. For us diversity is about building happy teams, full of people that want to learn and be inspired by each other, by our different experiences and backgrounds. It is important to us that both staff and students achieve their full potential.  Diversity is important to us, but inclusion is equally, if not more important. It’s not just about having the representation but also providing the people we recruit with opportunities and valuing everyone’s contributions and perspectives.

For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.


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